Boris Johnson warned he's 'creating block vote against him' as Tory MP Andrew Bridgen calls for him to step down before next election

Mr Bridgen's statement follows claims of further no confidence letters being submitted against the Prime Minister

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Conservative MP for North West Leicestershire Andrew Bridgen has called for Boris Johnson to resign following recent defeats in by-elections.

Mr Bridgen added: "The next Conservative leader or any leader has got to have integrity, courage and show leadership and I'm not seeing any of those qualities from the current Prime Minister."

Referencing the recent by-elections in Wakefield and Tiverton and Honiton, Mr Bridgen stated how the loss of Conservative seats "was expected".

GB News presenter Nigel Farage spoke with the Conservative MP about the rise in voters who are actively backing alternative parties in a move to evict the Conservatives from power.

Mr Bridgen added how the surge in negative feelings towards the PM is "creating a block vote against Boris Johnson".

Mr Bridgen called for the Prime Minster to resign before the next election
Mr Bridgen called for the Prime Minster to resign before the next election
GB News Presenter Nigel Farage commented on the increase in voters at by-elections
GB News Presenter Nigel Farage commented on the increase in voters at by-elections

He added how the move was "very dangerous" ad voters will support "Labour in one part and Liberal Democrat in the other part".

The comments follow reports that the Prime Minister has received a new wave of no confidence letters after saying he is planning a third term in Downing Street.

Conservative rebels revealed they had been contacted by MPs who had submitted fresh letters to the backbench 1922 Committee after the Prime Minister said he was "thinking actively" about fighting the next two general elections to take him past 2030.

The Prime Minister is currently safe from a second confidence vote for a year after he narrowly won one this month but the 12-month rule can be altered in a secret ballot by the 18-strong ruling executive of the committee.

Conservative Chairman Oliver Dowden resigned following the by-election losses.

He said "somebody must take responsibility" and the Government could not carry on with "business as usual".

The count for letters calling for the resignation of the Prime Minister is cleared back to zero following each confidence vote, but rebels remain confident that they could surpass 108 after accumulating 148 votes in the first ballot against 211 for Mr Johnson.